Originally Posted by sinnister
I guess I'm coming from a perspective where I've lost people...yes they are dead - from what started out as simple misunderstandings. When grown men get to fighting you don't think about consequences you think about winning anyway you can.
So now I think to myself, why would anybody risk getting into it with a guy who looks like me (I'm not attractive but I'm physically imposing) over something as small as making comments about my wifes appearance. What gives them the confidence that I won't try to start something? Could they be armed?
It's not about protecting honor it's not 1535. It's 2012, it's about survival. One less husband/father dead for a silly reason.
yes tragic things can happen when this sort of thing esculates out of control.
but you can't live in a bubble either and each and every person decides for themselves where they draw the line on this sorta confrontation.
with that said driving to work in a car is far more dangerous along with many other activities we do on a daily basis.
smoking poor, eating habits, not exercising regularly,
the world is a dangerous place.